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If you need directions to a meeting place, please call the hike leader. If you would rather join the group closer to the trailhead, please add that in the comments as you sign up for the hike, and the hike leader will contact you about the best rendezvous.

Location A - Van Buren - Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot by the stop light.

Location B - Fort Smith - Home Depot parking lot on the corner by the stop light.



Equipment

When hiking with the group, please bring all necessary personal items, such as water, lunch, sunscreen, etc., that you will need for an outdoor activity. Please be prepared for weather changes with rain gear and layers of clothing. Don't depend on fellow hikers to supply any of your needs. See our articles page for comments on hike equipment.

Newsletter

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Sunday, Sep. 13, 2015 Meet Time: 2:00 PM Sign Up
Event: General Meeting at River Valley Nature Center
Meet Location: See below for special meeting location.
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More Info: Local turtle expert and Arkansas native, Champ Williams, will present a hands-on, comprehensive program about the diversity of Arkansas's numerous turtle species. Williams, an Emmy award-winning wildlife filmmaker and biologist, will have several examples of turtles for the audience to see up-close. Check out his web site, http://champwilliams.com, to learn more about his work. We welcome anyone interested in learning more about the hiking club and/or becoming a member. Public is invited. Refreshments will be served.
Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015 Meet Time: 1:30 to carpool/caravan or 2:30 PM at Pavilion Sign Up
Event: Fall Kick-off at Devil's Den State Park
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More Info: We begin our 14th season of hiking at Devil's Den State Park with our traditional short hikes along the familiar trails and wiener roast/potluck. Bring your family and enjoy this beautiful state park, the fun and fellowship, and the delicious food. Bring a side dish to share and your own beverages. The club will furnish hotdogs and the trimmings. Anyone interested in hiking with the club is welcome to attend. Meet at Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot at 1:30 PM to carpool and/or caravan or meet at Devilís Den at the New Pavilion at 2:30 PM.Sign up by Saturday, Oct. 3rd if you plan to join us. We will need to know how many hot dogs to buy!
Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 Meet Time: 8:00 AM Sign Up
Event: Lake Alma Trail
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More Info: This close-to-home trail in Alma is 3.8 miles long rated moderate. There are bluff lines, boulder fields, small streams, seasonal waterfall, historic structures and artifacts and views of the lake. Bring water and snack. We will finish before noon so lunch is optional. Meet at Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot at 8:00 AM to carpool and/or caravan or meet at trailhead at 8:15 AM. Linda will lead.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 Meet Time: 8:00 AM Sign Up
Event: Mt Nebo Rim Trail
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More Info: We will hike the beautiful Rim Trail at Mt. Nebo, a 3-mile easy-to-moderate hike. There are beautiful views every step so it is hard to watch your step along this trail. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Home Depot parking lot at 8:00 AM to carpool and/or caravan. Gene is our hike leader.
Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 Meet Time: 8:00 AM Sign Up
Event: Pedestal Rocks/Kings Bluff
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More Info: There are two loops for a combined distance of 4.3 miles with a rating of moderate. We will be seeing some spectacular and unique sandstone bluff formations and terrific views of the surrounding mountains. There is a 100-ft waterfall over Kings Bluff. Bring lunch and water. Meet at Cloverleaf Plaza parking lot at 8:00 AM to carpool and/or caravan. Becky is leading.



Risk

Although you are probably safer in the woods than you are in the city, you could be injured while traveling to or participating in a hike organized by the TrailBlazers Hiking Club. Our volunteer leaders are in no way responsible for your safety. You choose to hike and take the risk, so you are responsible for your own well being. Club leaders urge you to know your limits, take precaution and avoid risky behavior on the trail that could endanger you or others. If you do get hurt while on one of our outings, neither TrailBlazers Hiking Club nor our volunteer leaders accept responsibility. If you do not agree with this, please do us, and yourself, a favor by not participating. We don't want to sound harsh, but our rapid growth and large numbers require us to make this statement.



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